Very pleasing original specimen showing all design details on the large planchet. A solid, even strike shows all design elements and lettering and natural antique silvery greay patina enhances the strong eye-appeal of this very rare early US colonial.
A Gem quality example exhibiting a needle sharp strike on both sides, even chocolate brown color and superb, virtually mark fee surfaces. A hard, almost prooflike striking. Scarcer than its larger cousin, the Hibernia Halfpenny.
Exceptionally well struck on both sides and one of the finest of the type I have seen. This issue comes with all kinds of striking issues, mainly just soft, mushy areas somewhere on the coin. This is a rare exception that shows even chocolate brown color and nice glowing surfaces. You won’t find a better example at twice the price.
Very well struck on a virtually perfect planchet, this Fugio is another hand-picked “top of the grade’ specimen. Tougher States United variety carries a $500 premium in the Red Book in Unc. All obverse design and lettering is crisp, with a small die crack causing a few letters in “Mind Your Business” to be missing, a very minor issue with any Fugio. Reverse is well struck with and problem free. Color is an even deep chocolate brown. Easily in the top 10% of the grade overall.
*SOLD - NEW* (“Ryder-Ford” Pedigree) Because of the many problems that plague Fugio Cents, unless you want to mortgage the house and wait a lifetime, a perfect specimen is probably not in your future. So I search for Fugios with the least problems and most positive attributes. The only negative this specimen has is a few small darkly toned flan flaws, as made. The positives are abundant. The first thing that caught my eye is the flashy, fully lustrous surfaces with tinges of original red sparkling through. Fugios are rare with this kind of luster. I don’t see it on most graded MS65 or MS66. Upon closer look this specimen shows a remarkably sharp strike, with all design details bold. This characteristic alone is present on maybe 1%. The next thing I love about this coin is the deeply impressed die clashing that clearly shows the reverse rings impressed on the obverse and a wonderful sunburst image behind the bottom three chain links on the reverse. Without the dark flan marks on the obverse, this coin would grade a top end MS66 and run $13-15K. I love this coin and so will you.
Very solid strike overall, with extremely fine detailing on the reverse eagle. Strike is always an issue with this colonial type and this one passes with flying colors. Just very light even wear and lovely original chocolate brown color. Some green verdigris, but not distracting and much less noticeable than the photos indicate. Priced accordingly.
*NEW* Pop: 1 with one graded MS66BN at PCGS. The finest Kentucky Cent I have seen and second finest graded at PCGS. Very sharply struck on superb chocolate brown surfaces, showing lovely light blue highlights and full luster. Simply AMAZING quality. Struck in England, each star in the triangle represents a state, identified by its initial letter.
*NEW* Both the buyer and the owner of the company I purchased this coin from said “we thought it would MS63” on separate occasions…and I can see why. Fully struck on both sides with a few minor surface ticks and nice luster on an even deep chocolate brown flan. Very nice 1805 for the price.
Very choice coin for the grade, exhibiting strong hair detail with crisp date and lettering. Reverse is also well struck overall. Nice problem free and virtually mark free surfaces and finished in an even medium to deep chocolate brown.
A wonderful type coin that is on the extreme top end of the grade both in terms of technical quality and eye-appeal. Full, sharp strike, super clean surfaces and beautiful blue and original RED highlights on even chocolate brown color. Luster is full and glowing.
*NEW* A gorgeous type coin showing a needle sharp strike, great surfaces and lovely chocolate brown color with blue highlights in and around the portrait and devices on both sides. TOP End and GREAT Eye-appeal.
*NEW* Solid, even strike on both sides, showing no weakness in the design or lettering. Distraction free surfaces and even slightly deep chocolate brown with some remaining luster. Very nice and affordable type.
*NEW* A superb example of this relatively scarce “Head of ’36” variety, showing a full sharp strike on both sides, impeccable surfaces and full glowing luster on even chocolate brown surfaces. No spotting or distractions of any sort. Coin Universe price guide shows this coin at $3500, compared to more common dates such as 1820, 1836 and 1837 (Head of ’38) at $1850.